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pasta

[ pah-stuh; especially British pas-tuh ]
/ ˈpɑ stə; especially British ˈpæs tə /
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noun

any of various flour-and-egg food preparations of Italian origin, made of thin, unleavened dough and produced in a variety of forms, usually served with a sauce and sometimes stuffed.

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Origin of pasta

1870–75; <Italian <Late Latin. See paste
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British Dictionary definitions for pasta

pasta
/ (ˈpæstə) /

noun

any of several variously shaped edible preparations made from a flour and water dough, such as spaghetti

Word Origin for pasta

Italian, from Late Latin: paste 1
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